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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Graves'′ disease`greɪvz(n.)

  1. a disease characterized by an enlarged thyroid and increased basal metabolism due to excessive thyroid secretion.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of Graves' disease:

1865–70; after R. J. Graves (1796–1853), Irish physician

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Graves' disease, exophthalmic goiter(noun)

    exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graves' disease

    same as Basedow's disease

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  1. Graves' Disease

    Hyperthyroidism associated with diffuse hyperplasia of the thyroid gland (goiter), resulting from production of antibodies that are directed against the thyrotropin receptor complex of the follicular epithelial cells. As a result, the thyroid gland enlarges and secrets increased amounts of thyroid hormones. --2004

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